Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

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Nightly resolution report

Lovely day. Took Alicia to a birthday party this afternoon, and had a surprisingly good time. It's probably the first time I've had the chance to really meet any of the other mothers from the kids in her nursery class other than the little girl she hangs out with the most, so it was nice meeting some new people. One of the moms came up to me and asked if I was Alicia's mother. When I answered her in the affirmative, she replied with how her son Jack is constantly talking about Alicia. Turns out he's got a little crush on my daughter. :) It also turns out she's originally from Ohio and married to an Irishman, so we spent a long time talking about what a small world it is. Plus, she knows a local shop where I can get English products at a reasonable cost. Bonus points!

And you can't fault a kids' birthday party where they provide wine for the adults. ;)

Exercise: Nada. Had no time. But then I didn't think I would. I'm getting up to go to the gym in the morning. Hopefully.
Writing: Only wrote 2663 words today, for a monthly total so far of 24577. Not too bad considering I wasn't home for 6 hours in my most productive time period. However, readers of Echoes should be glad to hear that Tuesday's update is the longest Echoes chapter yet, coming in at nearly 7000 words, of which over 5500 is B/S. I didn't meet my quota, but I didn't miss it by much and my cushion means I'm still up for the month.
Reading: One of my resolutions was to read a book a week. I decided to start off easy and read Team Rodent by Carl Hiassen. It's short---very short---and is by one of my favorite writers. I actually finished it on Thursday, so not too shabby (and did I mention that it was short?). I'm not sure I'd recommend it to anybody, though, unless you love this man's writing as much as I do. It's all about the evil that is Disney, and Carl has a *huge* chip on his shoulder regarding the organization. As someone who doesn't think they're *that* bad, it got to be a little much. Yes, the anecdotes were entertaining, in his usual acerbic style, but by the end of the book, it just got to be a little much. This week's book is Daughters of the House by Michele Roberts. It's not a long book, either, but I'm starting out slow, remember? ;) Fiction this time. I actually started it last night so I'm fairly sure I'll get it done in the week I've given myself.

I owe comments, but I think I'm just going to get in the habit of answering those first thing in the morning when I can't get to them during the day. My brain just can't come up with anything this late at night to say, it would seem.

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